Major road safety upgrade for City of Cockburn

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Major upgrades are now complete at one of Western Australia’s most dangerous crash sites in the City of Cockburn thanks to the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) and Roads to Recovery programs.

The upgrade, spanning 1.7 kilometres between Branch Circus and Bartram Road, has expanded Hammond Road into two lanes in both directions and made way for the installation of new roundabouts at key intersections on Bartram Road, Carmel Way/Darlot Avenue and Hird Road.

Shared paths were also installed on either side of Hammond Road, between Branch Circus and Bartram Road, along with on-road bicycle lanes and raised central median islands.

Underground services were repositioned to suit the new road alignment and improvements were also made to the street lighting, landscaping, retaining and noise wall structures along Hammond Road.

The $22.6 million project was jointly funded, with $4.1 million from the Australian Government, more than $9.4 million through the WA Government’s Metropolitan Regional Roads Program, and over $4.8 million from the City of Cockburn – with more than $4 million in developer contributions.

The LRCI and Roads to Recovery programs help local councils deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia to improve safety and keep communities connected.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, the Hon Kristy McBain MP:

“The Albanese Labor Government is committed to working with councils like the City of Cockburn to deliver local road and community infrastructure projects that have a lasting impact in communities big and small.

“The upgrades to Hammond Road in Western Australia will improve the safety of this busy road network, making it easier for locals to get around, encouraging more tourism, and activating the local economy.”

Quotes attributable to the Federal Member for Fremantle, Josh Wilson MP:

“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation through its Local Roads and Community Infrastructure and Roads to Recovery programs, which aim to help local councils deliver priority projects in their area.

“This significant investment in local communities will deliver safer roads throughout the state and ensure all Western Australians get home safely every trip.

“I’m pleased to see this funding go towards upgrading dangerous crash sites like Hammond Road to deliver a safer and more efficient commute for all road users.”

Quotes attributable to State Member for Cockburn David Scaife:

“Hammond Road is used daily by residents of both Success and Hammond Park. As a Cockburn resident with an office in Success, I know how much it needed to be upgraded.

“These improvements will mean Hammond Road will be safer, while also smoothing traffic flow and reducing commute times.

“It’s great to see the State Government working together with the Federal Government and the City of Cockburn to deliver these improvements.”

Quotes attributable to City of Cockburn Mayor, Logan Howlett:

“The Cockburn region continues to boom, particularly around the suburb of Hammond Park, which has seen recent residential and commercial property developments.

“Up to 22,000 vehicles travel along Hammond Road every day. This project will greatly improve safety and congestion along this important route, both top priorities for our community and the City.

“Travelling to and from Cockburn Central will be safer and quicker following the improved condition of the road reserve.

“The City managed the project and is very proud to have used 13,5000 tonnes of recycled crushed concrete used across 30,000m2 to complete this vital work.

“This is one of the largest examples of sustainable road construction by any local government in Perth.”

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